Pathways Home – West Sussex
About the Service
Pathways Home is a new Housing Support service operating in all areas of West Sussex, jointly funded through West Sussex County Council and the seven Local Authorities in West Sussex.
Services are accessed through the Housing Needs Teams at the relevant District or Borough Council and are aimed at people aged 18 + who need housing support to sustain independent living or prevent homelessness.
The support offered is responsive to people’s changing needs and builds on their strengths, allowing them to move along a pathway to independence.
The providers of Pathways Home services will work collaboratively with other organisations such as Housing, Health and Social Care, in order to meet a person’s support needs.
Current providers of Pathways Home are:
- Southdown Housing Association in Adur, Crawley, Horsham and Worthing
- Stonepillow in Chichester
- Peabody South East Limited in Mid Sussex
- Sanctuary Housing Association in Arun
What do Southdown cover?
Southdown’s service covers Adur & Worthing, Crawley and Horsham working in partnership with each local authority’s Housing Needs department.
In Adur & Worthing and Horsham, we are also delivering the service in partnership with Turning Tides to include a Befriending & Mentoring service.
What do we offer?
- Short term, goal orientated, outcome focussed housing support to single people and families
- One-to-one support delivered face-to-face or by phone and video calls
- Tenancy sustainment to prevent homelessness
- Resettlement support for new tenants
Coronavirus Statement (19th July 2021 - Step 4 update)
At Southdown, we’re heeding the advice to proceed with caution and there will be no changes to our office and community work arrangements across the organisation until September at the earliest. This includes the continuation of social distancing and wearing of face coverings for staff and clients. Staff will also continue to take Lateral Flow Tests prior to attending one of our buildings or conducting any in-person work.
We are adhering to social distancing and all Covid-19 safety advice set out by the Government.
We have resumed in person support and are meeting clients outside, or inside Covid safe venues or in a client's home (in certain circumstances). We are also continuing to offer phone support where this is appropriate.
Clients will be contacted prior to support to ask a few COVID safety questions in order to keep both our clients and staff safe.
In accordance with Southdown requirements detailed above, staff will be taking Lateral Flow Tests prior to all in person appointments.
Who do we work with?
Single adults (18+ years) or families who have approached their local authority for support with housing issues.
All referrals come from local authority Housing Needs departments in Adur & Worthing, Crawley and Horsham.